Dread the temptations of restaurant eating? Have a strategy for keeping control when dining out:
Kid-size it. If there are child-sized portions on the menu beyond the standard macaroni and cheese and hot dog fare, request a children's size or a half-portion.
- Call ahead. If you aren't sure of the range of menu options at a restaurant, phone first and find out. Most will be happy to oblige you.
Ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask your server if substitutions are available for menu items.
Analyze. Many popular national and regional eateries offer nutritional information for the asking, either online or at their restaurants.
Share dessert. Just can't pass up the dessert cart? It's okay to indulge once in a while, in moderation. Share one serving among several diners.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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Helicopter parent – A parent who pays extremely close attention to a child’s or children’s experiences and problems. At about 7 am, parents of the lacrosse team began setting up their tailgate for the tournament. Boxes of Munchkins, assorted chips, muffins, granola bars and other items were dropped off on tables under a canopy and organized neatly by the team moms. While Charlie was warming up for his first game with his team, I lowered...